23rd August 2020

Trinity 11 Hello All As some of us are looking forward to worshipping in church again and others decide to stay at home for a little longer we need to remember that both decisions are equally valid. We were used to worshipping in church each week, but over the last few months we have also … [Read more…]

16th August 2020

Trinity 10 Hello All If my maths are correct this will be the 22nd Sunday that we have not been worshipping together in the Church building. I am sure that it has been very different for each of us. Some will have enjoyed the change from normal, some will have hardly noticed the difference and … [Read more…]

9th August 2020

Trinity 9 Hello All As you know our link missionaries the Goods live and work in Beirut which was devastated by an enormous explosion this week. We have received an email from Philip Good to let us know they are both fit and well as they are spending August about 10 miles outside the city. … [Read more…]

26th July 2020

Trinity 7 Hello All, As we slowly emerge from lockdown people are beginning to imagine how things may be in the future. There has been a great deal of talk about how things can change and be different, but there is also a lot of talk about getting back to normal. I thought I would … [Read more…]

19th July 2020

Trinity 6 Dear All, How’s your Scots? But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain; The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, (But Mouse, you are not alone, In proving foresight may be vain: The best-laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew,) In the bible, when … [Read more…]

12th July 2020

Trinity 5 Dear all, I hope you’ve had a good week and that at least some of you have been able to enjoy a bit of new-found freedom following the easing of some of the lockdown restrictions last weekend. Starting to do a few ‘normal’ things after so long, and in abnormal circumstances, certainly feels … [Read more…]

Sunday 5th July

Trinity 4 Dear All, As you know, the government announced that services in church buildings could resume from 4th July. In response, the Church of England published updated guidance that states that the option to return to our church buildings is permissive, not prescriptive. Decisions about resuming public worship will need to be made locally … [Read more…]

28th June 2020

Trinity 3 Hello All I hope you are all keeping well.  With lockdown beginning to ease the Church nationally and locally has been thinking about how we can re-imagine the way we use our buildings for worship with social distancing and hygiene in mind.  Our ancient building with pews does not make it easy for … [Read more…]

21st June 2020

Trinity 2 Dear all, It’s a happy-sad moment as we say goodbye to Cheryl who leaves us this week to move to Westbury-on-Trym in preparation for her ordination and a new phase in her life and Christian ministry. It’s a good opportunity to remind ourselves that as Christians we are all ‘called’ by God, irrespective … [Read more…]

14th June 2020

Trinity 1 Dear all, As each day goes by there is a growing consensus that although we still need to be careful, we are through the worst. This is good news indeed and we are already able to enjoy limited new freedoms. From 15th June there will be some limited re-opening of churches for private … [Read more…]